As nouns the difference between trooper and commando
is that trooper
is (military) a soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour abbreviated tpr while commando
is a small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.
(military) A soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour. Abbreviated Tpr.
A cavalry horse; charger.
(British) A troopship.
(US) A state trooper.
One who endures adversity or hardship with an attitude of stoicism and persistence.
- He was a real trooper about taking care of the kids for the weekend.
* (military) cavalryman, horse soldier, crewman, armoured soldier, armored soldier
* (military) zipperhead (Canadian military slang)
* (person able to endure hardship) survivor, tough cookie
* swear like a trooper
A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.
* 1977 , (Alistair Horne), A Savage War of Peace , New York Review Books 2006, p. 89:
A commando trooper
(historical) An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa; a raid by such troops
- The most important objective was at Batna itself, where a group of three commandos each comprising ten men was to attack Deleplanque's sub-prefecture [...].
* go commando